ASLALC founding members discuss the language market in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region’s talent pool, and elevating the standards and status of the industry on a regional level. Continue reading
Small- and medium-size language service providers can stand out from the crowd with a clearly defined niche, dedicated sales and marketing staff, and a strategic social media presence. Continue reading
Pro Guide: ISO and Quality Management for Language Service Providers
A 36-page Pro Guide on ISO and Quality Management: How and why LSPs get ISO certified, top 5 ISO certifications for LSPs, and how to run a QM function to bring tangible benefits to your business. Continue reading
CIOL Survey Shows Surprising LSP-Linguist Communication Preferences
Chartered Institute of Linguists survey highlights preference for email versus TMSs in assigning projects; plus other takeaways from points of view of language professionals and LSPs. Continue reading
Acolad Buys AMPLEXOR, Becomes Continental Europe’s Largest LSP
Acolad owner and serial language industry dealmaker Benjamin du Fraysseix is set to close his largest deal yet as he acquires rival language service provider AMPLEXOR. Continue reading
Slator 2020 Translation and Localization Buyer Report
Slator's 2020 Translation and Localization Buyer Report showcases 11 translation and localization buyer features from 2020, with insights on trends in outsourcing, TMS, tech, and more. Continue reading
After Disruptions in H1 2020, Game Localization Bounces Back at Keywords
Video game services provider Keywords Studios grew 8% in H1 2020. All divisions except Localization contributed. H2 trading starts well; CEO gives update on media localization plans. Continue reading
Shares in Language Service Provider Ai-Media Rise After IPO
Shares in translation, transcription, captioning, and subtitling provider Ai-Media open strong after Sydney IPO, boosting company’s market cap to nearly AUD 200m. Continue reading
The Hut Group Goes Public, Rebrands Language Connect to THG Fluently
UK-based e-commerce giant and owner of LSP Language Connect, The Hut Group, lists in London, raising GBP 1.88bn. Language Connect rebranding to THG Fluently. Continue reading
Slator Launches the Language Industry Investor Map
Slator launches the Language Industry Investor Map, an interactive database of more than 180 investment transactions, spanning 5+ years of translation and localization investment. Continue reading
European Commission Searches for New Chief Interpreter
After four years, DG Interpretation chief at the EC, Florika Fink-Hooijer, steps down. Commission reportedly wants a woman to fill role again to meet target proportion of female managers. Continue reading
BIG Gets Bigger, Acquires US Healthcare Specialist ISI
Jeff Brink, CEO at BIG on how latest acquisition ISI Language Solutions squares neatly with BIG’s regulated-industry growth strategy; shares future M&A plans for the rest of 2020. Continue reading
40% of Boutique Language Service Providers Lack Essential ISO Certification
While ISO certifications are key to informing buyers' outsourcing decisions, nearly half of small language service providers still lack essential standard. Continue reading
EU Publishes Complete List of Awardees in Automatic Speech Translation Contract
EU releases complete list of players in contract to automatically transcribe and translate multilingual parliamentary debates in real time; two consortia and Microsoft Belgium awarded for phase one. Continue reading
Yes, Now They Claim Machines ‘Outperform’ Human Translation in Adequacy
A group of AI researchers takes the perennial human vs. machine debate to the next level by claiming their system outperforms professional translators...in news, on adequacy (read on for more caveats). Continue reading
Localization Key to Babylon Healthcare’s Accessible Health Service
UK digital healthcare provider Babylon Health localized its app to provide people in 13 more countries with access to affordable healthcare. Continue reading
Deadline for USD 300 Million ‘Total Language Solutions’ Contract Fast Approaching
UK framework agreement, slated to start in February 2021 and last for up to four years, will provide interpreting, translation, and transcription to national health service entities. Continue reading
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